Mr. Harrigan’s Phone: What you need to know about Netflix’s new horror movie

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is the latest film adaptation of the work created by horror master Stephen King.

The scariest season of the year is approaching and Netflix wants to conquer the audience with its latest release: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, a film based on the story created by the horror genius: Stephen King.

The horror-thriller starring Jaeden Martell and Donald Sutherland is the brainchild of John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), who wrote this film adaptation of the Stephen King short story of the same name from his book If It Bleeds .

What is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone about?

When Craig, a young man living in a small town ( Jaeden Martell ) befriends Mr. Harrigan, a reclusive older billionaire ( Donald Sutherland ), the two begin to form an unlikely bond over their love of books and reading. . 

As their bond strengthens, Craig and Mr. Harrigan begin to spend more time, the boy giving his new friend a phone so the two can communicate better. So when Mr. Harrigan passes away, Craig is devastated.

As if that were not enough, things are not going better for Craig at school, as the burden of some bullies begins to worsen. Without direction, the young man decides to look for his friend, but he is perplexed when Mr. Harrigan answers him on the other side of the line.

Craig will discover in the worst way that not everything is gone and that, strangely, a wave of revenge begins to hit his closest circle, making it clear that some connections can never be lost.

“More than anything, it’s about an unlikely relationship being forged between an 80-year-old billionaire and a young man, and the bonds of friendship, and how far will you go for a friend? It’s also not a horror story that many might expect, but if you liked The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By MeThe Green Mile and you like Stephen King this may be for you,” Hancock told Tudum about the script for the film that was revised by the author of the original work.

“Because it’s a novel and it’s only 80-something pages long, you have to thematically capture what I think he’s trying to say and activate some of that in scenes that aren’t necessarily all in the novel.”

What does the critic say about Mr. Harrigan’s Phone?

Although the film still does not have the opinion of specialized critics, the story on which it is based does have reviews and criticisms all over the web.

In this regard, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone has divided opinions , as it is defined by many users as a classic work of Stephen King , in which his prose stands out and the way in which he builds a small universe around a very effective plot.

On the other side of the coin is the opinion of those who claim that the story offers nothing under the sun because, despite being well written, it could be told in fewer pages or add extra details to nurture the story and the relationship of its protagonists. .

Who is part of the cast of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone?

The film stars Jaeden Martell as Craig. Martell is a young actor who rose to world fame after starring in the famous film adaptation of It (2018) , another of Stephen King’s famous works.

On the other hand, Donald Sutherland gives life to Mr. Harrigan, the lonely man who will return from beyond the grave to help his friend in trouble.

The rest of the cast is made up of Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joe Tippett, Colin O’Brien and Cyrus Arnold.

When is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone released?

The horror and suspense tape can be seen on Netflix from October 5.

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